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Volunteer happy to be in background

Miss Lim Suet Fong with a group of village children in Pibor, South Sudan, when she was a field worker with Doctors Without Borders. The civil engineer says she has "gained a lot more than what I have given" during her two missions - in South Sudan a
Miss Lim Suet Fong with a group of village children in Pibor, South Sudan, when she was a field worker with Doctors Without Borders. The civil engineer says she has "gained a lot more than what I have given" during her two missions - in South Sudan and Afghanistan.PHOTO: COURTESY OF LIM SUET FONG

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As a civil engineer, Miss Lim Suet Fong is used to planning and directing others to construct buildings. But she has found herself having to get her hands dirty building hospitals and septic tanks.

Miss Lim, 39, is a volunteer with humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2018, with the headline 'Volunteer happy to be in background '. Print Edition | Subscribe